Governance

Meet our Board

We have a dedicated board of directors with vast and varied experience, all with a passion for volunteering. 

Stephanie Cooke
President

For the past 2 years, Stephanie has served as a Director at Large with Volunteer Sudbury.  Previous experience in Not-For-Profits within the Greater Sudbury Community and Internationally, Stephanie brings her experience, passion and dedication to community development and partnerships.  She looks forward to helping Volunteer Sudbury grow and increase the outreach of our important programs in our community.

Pamela Patry
Past President

Pamela has been on the Volunteer Sudbury board since 2013. Pam has a passion for volunteering and non-profit organizations. She has spent over 15 years working in the non-profit sector and in volunteer management. As a Health and Safety Consultant, she brings knowledge of hazards, risks, and safety when looking at volunteer roles and volunteers at local events. Pam also volunteers with the Coniston Curling Club as a youth curling coach. 

Mary Michasiw
Director

Mary has been an active part of Volunteer Sudbury for over 14 years. A former teacher, she witnessed various learning curves, challenges, and changes as she provided a voice on the board. Mary sees Volunteer Sudbury as a valuable resource in the community, and has enjoyed being in the community as a Board Director in the City's Civic Award Selection, Senior's Advisory Panel, and more. She is also the President of the Lockerby Legion, working on behalf of veterans and seniors. It is important for her to do whatever she can to make the city a better place for everyone!

Marty Scheer
Vice President

Born and raised in Sudbury, Marty has an unconditional love for his community and a passion for helping others. Currently employed as a Health Coach for Med-I-Well Services, Marty works closely with local companies developing wellness programming to improve the overall health in the workplace. With over 5 years of previous experience in the non-profit sector, Marty finds unending satisfaction in contributing to an organization that is devoted to shaping the community for the better and providing opportunities for all.

Jessi Campbell
Director

Jessi has been a Board Member for just over 4 years with Volunteer Sudbury. She is a mom of two, and has lived in Sudbury for 7 years. Working in the non-profit sector for 5 years, she recently made the switch to Health and Safety. Jessi believes that providing volunteers with positive and rewarding opportunities is extremely important, and helps to ensure that Volunteer Sudbury aids in creating that atmosphere with our member organizations.

Barb Nott
Director

Barb specializes in volunteer management training, and has served on the Volunteer Sudbury Board for over 16 years. Along with serving on the board, she is very involved in the community in various roles in which she provides her expertise. From volunteering with the United Way, Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock, and contributing to the betterment of the community through the Senior Advisory Panel, Age Friendly Committee, and GSERV. 

Doug Strasser
Treasurer

Smart, sexy, modest — all words often used to describe this board member. But, there's only one word that truly sums him up... and that's volunteer. A Sudbury native and perpetual brainstormer, Doug is thrilled to be a part of Volunteer Sudbury! A background in finance and education, he currently finds himself as a financial analyst for the European fin-tech TransferWise. Doug is excited to be bringing his skills and fresh ideas to Volunteer Sudbury, driving organizational growth and better community engagement.

Tanaka Chakwesha
Director

“I moved to Sudbury in 2010 and instantly fell in love with Sudbury and the community”. Growing up playing various sports, including football at Carleton University, Tanaka understands the importance of community and local support. Tanaka is a new board member of Volunteer Sudbury, and previously served on the board for The Human League Association. Tanaka brings with him a financial education background along with over 4 years experience working in financial services. Tanaka is excited and thrilled to be a part of an organization that strives to grow a better community not only for today, but for a better tomorrow.

Catherine Poulton
Director

Catherine Poulton is the Wellness Coordinator at Cambrian College. Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Law and Justice, Bachelor of Education and a Master’s Degree in Education and is a Certified Resilience Trainer, and certified in Applied Positive Psychology. Under Catherine’s leadership as Wellness Coordinator, Cambrian has created a culture of wellness and well-being on campus.

Board Meeting Minutes

Below you will find board meeting minutes from monthly meetings, and our Annual General Meeting documents!

Annual General Meeting - 2020-05-26

Looking for more information on how to become a Board Member? Have questions or comments for our board?
Volunteer Sudbury

Volunteer Sudbury works to provide community members with meaningful volunteer opportunities.  We work with both individuals wanting to volunteer as well as organizations looking for volunteers. 

Charitable Registration Number: 

848493540 RR0001

Contact Us

Volunteer Sudbury

1127 Bancroft Drive

Sudbury ON, P3B 1R6 Canada

Email: office@volunteersudbury.com

Phone: 705-560-6661

Virtual Phone: 705-482-7422

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